How to Replace Whirlpool Fridge Filter (Purple Model). We Show the Steps.


If you own a Whirlpool refrigerator with an ice maker and water dispenser, you’ll eventually need to change the filter. This is essential to ensure that your water and ice are clean and safe to consume. The refrigerator will let you know when it’s time to replace the filter with a blinking light. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of changing the filter on your Whirlpool refrigerator.

1. Identify the Filter Model

First, find out which type of filter your Whirlpool refrigerator uses. These filters are color-coded for easy identification. You can purchase the official filter from Whirlpool or compatible models from other brands.

2. Remove the Old Filter

Locate the filter holder in your refrigerator. Lift up the filter holder to lever out the old filter, releasing it from its connections. Remove the old filter and take note of the inlet and outlet tubes inside the holder.

3. Prepare the New Filter

Open your new filter package and remove the plastic cap covering the top tubes. Ensure the filter’s O-rings are in place on the inlet and outlet tubes.

4. Install the New Filter

To correctly align the new filter, use the arrows found on the side of the filter as a guide. Slide the filter into the holder and lower the holder to click it into place. Apply adequate pressure to ensure a secure fit, but be careful not to break any components.

5. Flush the Filter

It’s important to flush the new filter to remove any air and activated charcoal grains. Run approximately three gallons of water through the filter before use. You can use this water for plants, but avoid consuming it or using it for ice.

6. Reset the Filter Indicator

Lastly, tell your refrigerator that the filter has been changed by holding down the “Filter Reset” button. The refrigerator will then display that the filter is good and track when it needs to be replaced again.

Press the Filter Reset (far right)


Changing the filter in your Whirlpool refrigerator is a simple and essential maintenance task. Follow these steps to ensure clean, safe water, and ice production. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for more helpful home tips.

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Key Takeaways

  • When the refrigerator indicates it’s time to change the filter, purchase a new one in advance.
  • When installing the filter, align the arrows to the correct position.
  • Run about three gallons of water through the filter to flush out air and filter mediums.
  • Hold down the filter reset button to indicate the filter was changed.